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Get Rad with Radical Reels this Month!

Get Rad with Radical Reels this Month!

The best high adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival come to Santa Cruz September 22 There is no better way to get stoked about skiing, biking, riding, or paddling than by seeing the 2017 edition of the Radical Reels Tour. We’re talking jaw-dropping...
Dancing on Big Walls

Dancing on Big Walls

BANDALOOP started when dancing was combined with climbing. The resulting mashup creates an unforgettable experience that tilts perception and brings a powerful emptiness to our mind....
A Brief History of  Yosemite Highlining

A Brief History of Yosemite Highlining

The birthplace of slacklining, Yosemite has inspired thousands of slackers throughout the world By Chris Van Leuven The Lost Arrow Spire sits high above Yosemite Valley (Julia Reardin). Inspired by Steve Roper’s Camp 4: Recollections of a Yosemite Rockclimber (and a...
Savage Arena: Soloing in Yosemite

Savage Arena: Soloing in Yosemite

Yosemite has a long history of free soloing – take a glimpse back to the early days By Chris Van Leuven The late Dean Potter soloing Separate Reality (5.12a), Yosemite (Dean Fidelman). To every visitor heading into Yosemite Valley along Southside Drive, the sight of...
Adventure Photographer

Adventure Photographer

Striking the balance between being an athlete and an artist Words and photos by Joshua Kasumovic Robert Gusich climbs an unknown 5.10 crack at Lake Hodges in San Diego. It is a sunny Southern California day in early spring. A cool breeze at my back, carrying the...
Alex Honnold First to Free Solo El Capitan

Alex Honnold First to Free Solo El Capitan

Renowned rock climber ascends 3,000-foot granite wall in under four hours … with no ropes By Michele Charboneau Photo: Jimmy Chin On Saturday, June 3, 2017, legendary rock climber Alex Honnold made history by being the first person ever to free solo a major...
Foam Rolling for Athlete Recovery

Foam Rolling for Athlete Recovery

Learn why you need foam rolling in your life By Dara Richman If you ride a bike, run, or participate in most sports, foam rolling should become part of your workout routine. Having worked as a physical therapist specializing in sports medicine, I have been using the...
Athlete Profile: Chantel Astorga

Athlete Profile: Chantel Astorga

The limits of human endurance By Chris Van Leuven Chantel Astorga at 18,200’ on Denali’s (20,310’) Cassin Ridge after completing the Denali Diamond (Jewell Lund). Two-thousand-five-hundred feet up El Capitan,  a lone figure moves slowly up the wall, her headlamp...
Being Vegan

Being Vegan

Athletic perspectives on a plant-based diet By Julie Kanagy Hyland Fisher on the Downieville Classic course (Contributed). While the Paleo diet is all the rage for athletes, we rarely hear the perspectives of vegan athletes. In fact, there’s often confusion about...
Legends of Yosemite

Legends of Yosemite

Tom Frost remembers the Golden Age Words by Chris Van Leuven Photos by Tom Frost / Aurora Photos October 30, 1964, after ten days of climbing, Tom Frost reaches the top of the North America Wall to complete the route’s first ascent (Royal Robbins). Yosemite Valley,...
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